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30 november 2020

With a conviction rate of just 2 per cent, improving crime reporting and arrest rates are key to US police reform

With a conviction rate of just 2 per cent, improving crime reporting and arrest rates are key to US police reform

While a significant proportion of the American public are calling for police reform, more than half of all major crime in the US still goes unreported, and police only make an arrest in around one in five of those cases; Professor Shima Baughman of the University of Utah argues that truly improving policing will require those two gaps to be addressed.

As Americans across the nation protest police violence, people have begun to call for cuts or changes in public spending on police. But neither these nor other proposed reforms address a key problem with solving crimes.

Lees verder via policinginsight.com

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